Charlotte Tomlinson, a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds, tells us about the Royal Voluntary Service Heritage Collection.
In this case study we explore what can happen when a voluntary organisation closes. It demonstrates that depositing archives can provide a lasting legacy for a charity and that expert archivists can help you achieve the best outcome in the circumstances.
We have been collecting examples of the kinds of projects people are doing with, or using, voluntary organisations archives. We want to find out how archives are used for heritage work, campaigning, or education so that we can show how vital it is that such archives are preserved for future use.
This case study explores the work of the Refugee Council Archive, based at the University of East London.L